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When to Ski in Chile and Argentina

Typically, during average snowfall years, ski season in Chile and Argentina runs from mid-June to mid-October. Some years, ski touring or “skinning” is possible as late as November. However, if yo...

Typically, during average snowfall years, ski season in Chile and Argentina runs from mid-June to mid-October. Some year...

Best Resorts in Chile and Argentina

Didn’t get your fix of powder and fresh tracks this winter? You can still make it happen in 2018 down south this summer. While North American resorts are celebrating the end of the season across the...

Didn’t get your fix of powder and fresh tracks this winter? You can still make it happen in 2018 down south this summe...

Chile’s iconic resorts: Valle Nevado vs. Portillo

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline and surrounded by dramatic ridge lines where condors hover and sunsets splash vi...

To a North America skier, a Chilean ski vacation is otherworldly. Ski resorts are set high in the Andes, above treeline ...

Heaviest snowfall since 2007 hits Santiago + surrounding ski resorts

Locals in Santiago, Chile awoke to a rare sight this past Saturday: snow. Reportedly the heaviest snowfall the Chilean capital has seen since 2007, the snow measured up to two inches in some areas and...

Locals in Santiago, Chile awoke to a rare sight this past Saturday: snow. Reportedly the heaviest snowfall the Chilean c...

Top South American resorts are officially open for skiing

This weekend, it's official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operational. Valle Nevado turned on the bullwheel for skiing nearly a month early, due to...

This weekend, it's official! The two top South American ski resorts of Portillo and Valle Nevado will be fully operation...

13 things you need to know about Portillo Chile

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on your ski resort knowledge on one of Chile's most popular destinations: Portillo. ...

If you've been musing over making your first South America ski trip happen this summer, it's high time you brush up on y...

South America’s ski season starts with great conditions

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. This early opening was made possible by a few storms, most notably a system that...

South America's ski season started earlier this month when Valle Nevado opened two weeks ahead of schedule on June 10. T...

Add an Atacama adventure to your Chile ski trip

Red and rust-colored rock formations contrast with white salt flats while volcano peaks rise in the distance, making the Atacama Desert in northern Chile seem otherworldly. As one of the driest places...

Red and rust-colored rock formations contrast with white salt flats while volcano peaks rise in the distance, making the...

Snow report: where did it snow in South America?

Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed toward a massive storm heading to Chile and Argentina. The predictions were colos...

Snow forecasting websites as well as skiers and snowboarders were buzzing late last week as weather models pointed to...

Three adventures to add to your Portillo ski trip

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities for tack-on trips to unique regions. From Santiago's Airport, which is just two ho...

In addition to world-class skiing among spectacular Andean peaks, a Portillo ski vacation also provides opportunities fo...

A guide to Santiago, a colorful Chile ski-trip stopover

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s bustling, colorful capital: Santiago. An interesting city that dates back to 154...

Whether you’re skiing at Valle Nevado or Portillo this summer, you’re going to be traveling through Chile’s ...

All about the history of Portillo: a timeline

Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 68th anniversary this summer! Here's a look back on the Portillo's photos and events that have shaped its modern identity as a...

Portillo, Chile’s oldest and most storied ski resort, celebrates its 68th anniversary this summer! Here's a look ba...